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The Bixa orellana fruits have been found in old civilizations in Peru dating as far back as 5000 years ago. Tthe Indians, who used the coloring as body paint. The dye contains Vitamin C. Many Latin American cuisines traditionally such as Arroz con Pollo use in recipes that originally call for Saffron.The seeds are widely used as a vegetable tint.

Achiote/ Lipstick tree/ Bixa Orellana

achiote tree - I want my lips that color! Oh wait, they are- thanks to tarte!

Achiote Tree

The Achiote Tree was used by the native Costa Rican as face paint. In the early years of the cosmetic industry achiote was used in the manufacturing of lipstick.

Achiote | El Achiote: Bixa Orellana

Achiote | El Achiote: Bixa Orellana

If you're not familiar with this sight, you're most likely not Brazilian. These strange red seeds are called urucum (bixa orellana), a typical addition to Brazilian dishes, used as a natural and flavorless food coloring alternative.

Urucum ( Bixa orellana L ) serve para afecções e serve como um tempero

Achiote is the flower that blooms on the tips of the Bixa Orellana tree.

Achiote is the flower that blooms on the tips of the Bixa Orellana tree.

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A sense of mystic and royal qualities, purple is a color often well liked by very creative or eccentric types and is the favorite color of adolescent girls.ZsaZsa Bellagio – Like No Other: Purple Passion

Vivendo a Vida bem Feliz: Conheça o urucum e seus poderosos benefícios!

Vivendo a Vida bem Feliz: Conheça o urucum e seus poderosos benefícios!

Lipstick fruit tree (Bixa orellana).It is best known as a source of natural pigmen and important ingredient for make-up accessories

It is best known as a source of natural pigment and important ingredient for make-up accessories En El Salvador le llamamos Achote y es colorante para la comida

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